The small city of Redlands, California, has just over 70,000 residents, making it one of the larger suburban areas in San Bernardino County.1 Like larger cities nearby, people who live in Redlands struggle with substance abuse problems, especially alcohol abuse.
Although the rates of self-reported “excessive drinking” in San Bernardino County are lower than many other nearby counties at 16.3% compared to 18% or higher in Orange, Los Angeles, and other counties, more than 28% of fatal car accidents in the county involve a drunk driver.1 About 12% of other serious collisions in San Bernardino involve a drunk driver compared to 11% across the state.2
More people in the county are seeking treatment for substance abuse, especially alcohol use disorder. In 2013-2014, all drug and alcohol treatment admissions rose 10%, and alcohol-specific treatment admissions rose 29%. This could indicate a greater awareness that rehabilitation helps, or it could indicate more people in San Bernardino County struggle with problem drinking. Among adolescents, almost 75% reported knowing that binge drinking is harmful, while 25% did not know it was a dangerous practice, so there may still be some ways to go with prevention and education programs in Redlands and surrounding cities.2
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 Data.io: Redlands, CA. Health & Safety.
 San Bernardino County Government, Substance Abuse. (2015). Alcohol Abuse Takes Its Toll; Treatment Admissions Increase.
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